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“Down the Street Chow”

Rocky & Carlo's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 65 Restaurants in Chalmette
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is an awesome neighborhood restaurant with a completely "St Bernard Cajun" feel to it. No other restaurant to compare to this one in NOLA. I enjoy the shrimp po boy, Italian salad, and macaroni and cheese. The helpings are huge.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

I can't rate it high enough. I grew up 1/2 mile from this place and I'd eat the Mac n Cheese with Meatballs with extra gravy once a week! I have that gravy in my blood!

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

OMG, their red gravy is the best. Of course the mac & cheese is the best paired with fried catfish.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

If you're looking for an authentic "New Awlins" experience, Rocky's is a must. This is how good restaurants were in New Orleans back in the 40s, 50s & 60s. Not the fancy ones, but the good, family-friendly, neighborhood ones. My absolute favorite thing is the bruccioloni, but they only serve it on Wednesdays (I think); but the stuffed peppers, baked macaroni (and cheese), shrimp poboys, roast beef poboys, macaroni and meatballs with red gravy, hamburger steak, veal cutlet, veal parm, eggplant parm, baked chicken... you get the idea. All FANTATSTIC! Just like my MawMaw and Memere used to make. (My mama wasn't such a great cook.) The ladies cooking in the kitchen aren't quite as entertaining as they were 20, 30, or 40 years ago (loud fighting and sometimes a slap or two), but you will feel like you are right at home. If you're not pretentious or too particular, that is. Oh, and the portions are all huge, and the prices are all low, compared to most places in the city.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

This is definitely a family style restaurant. Food is quite good, wide variety of choices, huge portions. Self serve. Ambiance is....quite basic...1950s lighting and flooring. Very popular and quite busy. Not much parking.

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